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PhD Studentships in Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield

*PhD Studentships in Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield* The Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield, which comprises German, Dutch and Luxembourg Studies, is delighted to announce a range of studentships for autumn 2018 entry. We especially welcome applications from suitably qualified applicants in the following areas: Literary and Cultural Studies … Continue reading

Wikimedia Guide: How to curate content on Wikipedia!

Earlier this year at the ‘Reform and Revolt’ Open WiGS Conference in Oxford, postgraduate delegates focused on making women visible on the digital map during the PG workshop. In a session convened by Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Oxford, Dr Martin Poulter, Wiggies learned how to upload content to Wikipedia and how to contribute … Continue reading

Calling all postgrads: tell everybody about your research!

Hi! I’m Mary Frank, the new postgrad rep at WIGS. My specialism is translation, and I’m working on a PhD at Bristol University that investigates the interplay between translation theory and translation practice. It’s a practice-led project that asks whether and how translation theory can help the practising translator and vice versa. The text I’m … Continue reading

Extended deadline: WIGS Committee Vacancies (18 June)

The deadline for expressions of interest in WIGS committee vacancies has been extended to this Sunday 18 June. Please see below for details. A number of committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following WIGS committee vacancies: Irish Representative, PG Representative, and IT … Continue reading

Extended deadline: WIGS Open Conference, 22-24 June 2017, St Edmund Hall, Oxford

*Extended deadline for WIGS Open Conference registration* via the Online Booking Form. If you would like to take part in the conference dinner, please register by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 11 June, as Henrike Lähnemann needs to give the conference manager at St Edmund Hall final numbers for the dinner on Monday. If you only … Continue reading

Registration open: Reform & Revolt, WIGS Open Conference, 22-24 June 2017, St Edmund Hall, Oxford

*UPDATE 10/06/17: EXTENDED CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE* Registration for this year’s Open Conference on the theme of Reform & Revolt at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (22-24 June 2017) is now open! Please register by completing the ONLINE BOOKING FORM. The booking form will be open until 9 June. To help with planning, the organisers would be most … Continue reading

WIGS Committee Vacancies

*UPDATE 13/06/17: EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST* A number of committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following WIGS committee vacancies: Irish Representative, PG Representative, and IT officer (please see below for details). This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility … Continue reading

Draft Programme: WIGS Open Conference, Oxford, 22-24 June 2017

Registration information for the WIGS Open Conference at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 22-24 June, will be published on the WIGS blog later this month (watch this space!), but we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the DRAFT PROGRAMME already (click on the link to view). We look forward to seeing many of you (members … Continue reading

Work-Life Balance

In the first of a new series of blog entries on aspects of members’ career trajectories, Rose Simpson offers her thoughts on work-life balance: It took me a while to become a Woman in German Studies. I was temperamentally unsuited to life as a bank-manager’s wife and the Girls’ Grammar had failed to offer any other … Continue reading

Reminder: Committee vacancy, WIGS Treasurer

A reminder about this Sunday’s deadline (30 April) for expressions of interest in the committee vacancy of WIGS Treasurer. Women in German Studies (WIGS) is looking for a new Treasurer. This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility in a national professional organisation of nearly thirty years’ standing. You will be supported … Continue reading

Committee Vacancy: WIGS Treasurer

Women in German Studies (WIGS) is looking for a new Treasurer. This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility in a national professional organisation of nearly thirty years’ standing. You will be supported by a dedicated and cooperative team of colleagues on the WIGS Committee and the outgoing Treasurer will ease you … Continue reading

WIGS Committee Meeting in Oxford

The WIGS committee met in Oxford on Saturday to prepare for this year’s special WIGS Open Conference on ‘Reform & Revolt’, which will take place at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, on 22-24 June 2017. Watch this space for details about the programme, registration information, and for information about the postgraduate workshop, a crowdsourcing translation workshop, and … Continue reading

CfP: Reform & Revolt, Women in German Studies Open Conference, 22-24 June 2017, St Edmund Hall, Oxford

The 2017 Women in German Studies open conference explores the topics ‘reform’ and ‘revolt’ across German history, literature and culture. We would like to invite members and non-members (women and men) to propose papers of c. 20 minutes duration on the conference theme. Papers may be given in either English or German. Please send abstracts … Continue reading

First Book Award

In anticipation of the announcement of the second WiGS Book Award tomorrow evening, we would like to remind you of our wonderful entries from last year! First Runner-Up, Melissa Munderloh   In this short video, Melissa Munderloh explains her book proposal The Emergence of Post-Hybrid Identities: A  Comparative  Analysis of National Identity Formations in Germany’ … Continue reading

Aberystwyth Travel Information, WIGS 28th Annual Members’ Conference

With thanks to Rose Simpson for kindly providing this information. We are looking forward to seeing delegates in Aberystwyth next week for the WIGS 28th Annual Conference. Please see the latest conference programme (which includes room details). A map of the Aberystwyth University Penglais Campus is available on https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/maps-travel/maps/#buildings. Town and travel maps are also available from … Continue reading

Einstein-Projekt: ‘Patho/Graphics’

WiGS member Nina Schmidt (Freie Universität Berlin) has recently taken up a postdoctoral position as researcher for Patho/Graphics, a Schlegel Graduate School project headed by Prof. Dr. Irmela Krüger-Fürhoff and funded by the Einstein Foundation. The three-year project examines the aesthetics and politics of illness narratives in English and German-language contemporary comics and literature. You … Continue reading

Location, Accommodation, and PG Room Share Opportunities for the WIGS Annual Conference, Aberystwyth, 4-5 November 2016

With thanks to Rose Simpson for kindly providing this information. The WIGS conference will be held in the Medrus conference suite in the Penbryn Building, which is near the entrance to the campus and near to a bus stop which will take you into town. It is, however, often quicker to walk than wait. Buses are reasonably … Continue reading

Deadline for PG Essay Prize has been extended!

To the attention of all postgraduate Wiggies! Please note that the deadline for submissions for the Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize has been extended to Monday 10 October! The winning essay will be selected by the WiGS committee and announced at the annual WiGS conference. Winners of the essay prize will receive £100 and the opportunity … Continue reading

It could be YOU! WIGS PG Essay Prize competition (1 October 2016)

There’s still time to enter the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition (deadline: 1 October 2016). Submit an entry and you could follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Ellen Pilsworth (UCL), and runner-up, Nicola Thomas (Nottingham), whose essays can now be read in German Life and Letters! Details and T&Cs available here.  

Reminder: Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize competition

Don’t miss the 1 October deadline for the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition! See below for details of how to enter the competition. Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for postgraduate scholarship. Postgraduate members of WIGS are encouraged to submit essays on any topic within German … Continue reading